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How do i replace a timing chain 1993 ford explorer 4.0

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There are 2 different 4.0L type engines on Ford Explorers if it is the VIN letter E (8th number reading left to right) then yes it has a timing chain on the back and there are 3 timing chains on the front. You will need special tools to hold the timing in place whille you change the chains. You can buy them from several different tool manufacturers. I bought mine from Snap-on but it was several hundred dollars and came with many different adapters for several different engines. But be prepared to spend a little money they aren't cheap even the small sets. Depending upon how much you'll use them you may want to see how much it would cost to have it done or try to find someone to loan you some. If you do then it's just a matter of following the procedure in the maintenance manual. As far as how hard is it? It isn't rocket science but I would make sure you read over the procedure in a repair manual, see if you can get the special tools you will need and depending upon your mechanical aptitude determine if it's something you want to tackle yourself. Good luck.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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It's a timing chain... They will probably last for as long as the vehicle does (175k-200k miles depending on upkeep and willingness to keep the dog alive). That said, if there's a reason to have the timing chain cover off an engine over 100k... I'm the type that would go ahead and replace the timing chain while it's in front of you if you plan on having the vehicle for more than a year or so.

If you have the engine pulled for any reason over 100k, then that's another time that I'd be replacing the timing chain and the oil pump while I'm at it...

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Explorer 4.0 SOHC no timing marks on cam or chain

get a haynes manual and look up camshaft replacement..its worth the 30 bucks

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: need timing marks for 2002 ford explorer 4.6l

If you can not find a Haynes or Chilton Manual for sale in your local parts store, you should check your local library, they may have the manual or repair (shop) manual that you can copy pages from for your use. This way you will have pictures.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 01 ford explorer sport trac rear timing chain diagram

They will not loan you the tools.....how else will they continue to rip off the average garage junkie and make lots of money?

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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